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An excellent job with a dubious undertaking,
by Ada Louise Huxtable

An excellent job with a dubious undertaking,
which is like saying it would be great if it wasn't awful.
- Ada Louise Huxtable

A disaster where marble has been substituted for imagination.
- Ada Louise Huxtable

The age of Lincoln and Jefferson memorials is over.
It will be presidential libraries from now on.
- Ada Louise Huxtable

Nothing was more up-to-date when it was built,
or is more obsolete today, than the railroad station.
- Ada Louise Huxtable

 

Washington is an endless series of mock palaces clearly built for clerks.
- Ada Louise Huxtable

Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes,
and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit.
A few of those days and you can become drunk with the
belief that all's right with the world.
- Ada Louise Huxtable

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Appreciation is a wonderful thing.
It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
- Voltaire

One that desires to excel
should endeavor in those things
that are in themselves most excellent.
- Epictetus

Old age is an excellent time for outrage.
My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.
- Louis Kronenberger

The circuit training program along with a healthy clean
diet is the way to excellent results.
- Lee Haney

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers,
the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters,
and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
- John Lubbock

An excellent man;
he has no enemies;
and none of his friends like him.
- Oscar Wilde

I think our police are excellent, probably because
I have not done anything that has occasioned being
beaten up by these good men.
- Clement Freud

It is one thing to own a woman, and it is another to
have her within the bonds of an excellent mastery.
- John Norman

We have an interest in excellent relations because
we are neighbours as Europeans with Russia.
We are allies with the United States in the NATO framework.
- Joschka Fischer

That was excellent!
I mean, it didn't do anything, but it looked really cool!
- Adam Savage

I believe that the Apple Shuffle is an excellent compromise
among the conflicting requirements of simplicity,
elegance, size, battery life, and function.
- Donald Norman

O Lord, deliver me from the man of excellent intention and impure heart:
for the heart is deceitful above all things,
and desperately wicked.
- T. S. Eliot

Excellent firms don't believe in excellence -
only in constant improvement and constant change.
- Tom Peters

We need to internalize this idea of excellence.
Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.
- Barack Obama

Zoo: An excellent place to study the habits of human beings.
- Evan Esar

When people ask me what I do, strangers on a plane,
perhaps, I tell them that I think.
Thinking is excellent exercise, as much as swimming or jogging.
- Tom Glazer

It is an excellent rule to be observed in all disputes,
that men should give soft words and hard arguments;
that they should not so much strive to vex as to convince each other.
- John Wilkins

I promise to be an excellent husband,
but give me a wife who, like the moon,
will not appear every day in my sky.
- Anton Chekhov

I always wondered if I was supposed to be excellent at something or not.
I think, because of that, I have a lot of insecurities about myself.
- Christopher Atkins

An excellent man, like precious metal,
is in every way invariable; A villain,
like the beams of a balance, is always varying,
upwards and downwards.
- John Locke

When I woke up Sunday morning at the Open and stepped
outside and felt the wind and rain in my face,
I knew I had an excellent chance to win if I just took
my time and trusted myself.
- Tom Kite

Unmarried couples should get married -
that's an excellent tax avoidance measure,
if a bit drastic.
- John Whiting

I think Juan stopped short - he got halfway to the
destination and got off the train.
He is certainly an excellent writer and a good person,
but I'm not a nationalist.
- Clarence Thomas

I'm not so interested any more in how a great deal of science fiction goes.
It goes into things like Star Wars and Star Trek which
all go excellent in their own way.
- Robert Sheckley

Examples would indeed be excellent things were not
people so modest that none will set,
and so vain that none will follow them.
- Augustus Hare

The scenes in the show were filmed with a crew of really excellent stunt jumpers,
but we had the feel of the parachutes,
so we could be more realistic in the roles.
- Ken Curtis

But I just really think there is a natural extension
into other types of media because it's an excellent
system for reliably locating and retrieving content.
- Shawn Fanning

Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame,
but to know thoroughly one's own virtues or powers
are the characteristics of an excellent man.
- Satchel Paige

I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent,
than in the extent of my power and dominion.
- Alexander the Great

A great thing about these trees is that they are excellent for cleaning,
both groundwater, and of course, air.
- Mike Lowry

Today, bilateral relations with Britain are excellent,
with cooperation in many areas and both countries continuing
to work on strengthening these ties.
- Hassanal Bolkiah

Conviction never so excellent, is worthless until it
coverts itself into conduct.
- Thomas Carlyle

President Bush has had an outstanding Secretary of
State in Colin Powell and there are not many people who could replace him,
making Condoleezza Rice an excellent choice.
- Michael Crapo

There ought to be so many who are excellent,
there are so few.
- Janet Erskine Stuart

Robert Walker as Bruno was excellent.
He had elegance and humor, and the proper fondness for his mother.
- Patricia Highsmith

The first time I read an excellent work,
it is to me just as if I gained a new friend;
and when I read over a book I have perused before,
it resembles the meeting of an old one.
- George Gissing

At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough,
grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

What is lost in the good or excellent translation is precisely the best.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.
- Aristotle

I know that every good and excellent thing in the world
stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for.
- Thornton Wilder

We also have favourite place in France,
called Charlot Premier in Nice, which does excellent oysters.
- Roger Moore

Don't use that foreign word "ideals."
We have that excellent native word "lies."
- Henrik Ibsen

I was excellent.
Everybody loved me.
I love myself, and I like bums.
- Cardinal Richelieu

Every journalist has a novel in him,
which is an excellent place for it.
- Russell Lynes

We distinguish the excellent man from the common man
by saying that the former is the one who makes great demands on himself,
and the latter who makes no demands on himself.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

He is happy whom circumstances suit his temper;
but he Is more excellent who suits his temper to any circumstance.
- David Hume

Don't get me wrong, I've seen some very excellent women musicians.
- Lita Ford

It has been my fate in a long life of production to
be credited chiefly with the equivocal virtue of industry,
a quality so excellent in morals, so little satisfactory in art.
- Margaret Oliphant

I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter.
- James A. Michener

My brother is an excellent songwriter,
and I play guitar and drums.
- Jeremy London

To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities;
that is not to be taken seriously in politics.
- Vladimir Lenin

I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent,
than in the extent of my power and possessions.
- Plutarch

I think women are excellent social critics.
- Laurie Anderson

During this period, with a series of excellent students,
we further studied hyperon decays.
- James Cronin

The work to me is everything, and I would throw every
rule overboard and send them to the bottom of the sea tomorrow,
if I felt there were a more excellent way.
- Thomas John Barnardo

Careless shepherd make excellent dinner for wolf.
- Earl Derr Biggers

Good writers are often excellent at a hundred other things,
but writing promises a greater latitude for the ego.
- John Cheever

But I do have time to pencil in golf,
and we've got four excellent courses.
- Darrell Royal

Bulgaria is the first state that has been awarded for
its excellent fight against iodine deficiency by UNICEF.
- Anatoly Karpov

The pretended admission of a fault on our part creates an excellent impression.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

I despair of ever writing excellent poetry.
- Isaac Rosenberg

People don't realize that I'm really funny and I'm
an excellent bridge player.
- Sheryl Crow

Love is of that excellent nature, that it is esteemed by the best of men,
and accepted from the meanest persons;
what then is the affection of a Father!
- John Pearson

I've seen the teaser trailer for Revenge of the Sith
though and I think it will be excellent.
- David Prowse


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